Fair business update / Indonesia creative efforts / Malaysia asset recovery

UNDP Fair Biz in ASEAN Quarterly Newsletter.  Check out UNDP ‘Promoting a Fair Business Environment in ASEAN’ project’s the latest updates for the period of January to April 2019, with highlights in areas of public procurement, business integrity, anti-corruption strategies and judicial integrity.

UNDP: https://mailchi.mp/278f86619685/fairbizinasean?e=e25eae1c8c


Fighting corruption in Indonesia with art, music and creativity (Blog).  “Given the positive community feedback from recent TI-Indonesia films and events, in the coming year, TI-Indonesia plans to do more to link popular Indonesian culture with the fight against corruption. If we can make anti-corruption efforts part of daily life, we can make change happen and shake people out of their apathy towards corruption.”

Transparency International Indonesia: https://voices.transparency.org/fighting-corruption-in-indonesia-with-art-music-and-creativity-9bebb802b93


Malaysia says United States returned $57m in 1MDB funds.  Malaysia said the US government returned around $57m recovered from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) assets in the "first instalment" of funds to be repatriated under a US kleptocracy asset recovery initiative as the US Department of Justice (DoJ)pursues billions of dollars it says were misappropriated from 1MDB.

Aljazeera: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/malaysia-united-states-returned-57m-1mdb-funds-190507045215138.html

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